University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Bio for Richard Branda, M.D.
Richard Branda, M.D.

Richard Branda, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Emeritus

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University of Wisconsin, Madison,  1962  B.S.
Harvard University Medical School, 1966 M.D.


Branda, R.F., O’Neill, J.P., Brooks, E.M., Powden, C., Naud, S.J., Nicklas, J.A. The effect of dietary folic acid deficiency on the cytotoxic and mutagenic responses to methyl methanesulfonate in wild-type and in 3-methyladenine DNA glycosylase-deficient Aag null mice. Mutation Res. 615:12-17 (2006).

Branda, R.F., Powden, C., Brooks, E.M., Yildirim, Z., Naud, S.J., McCormack, J.J. Vitamin E but not St. John’s wort mitigates leucopenia caused by cancer chemotherapy in rats. Translational Research 148:315-324 (2006).

Branda, R.F., Naud, S.J., Brooks, E.M., Chen, Z., Muss, H.  The effect of vitamin B12, folate and dietary supplements on breast cancer chemotherapy-induced mucositis and neutropenia.  CANCER 101:1058-64 (2004).

Nicklas, J.A., Brooks, E.M., Hunter, T.C., Single, R., Branda, R.F., Development of a quantitative PCR (TaqMan®) assay for mitochondrial DNA copy number and the common mitochondrial DNA deletion in the rat. Environ. Mol. Mutagenesis 44:313-320 (2004).

Branda, R.F., Brooks, E.M., Chen, Z., Naud, S.J., Nicklas, J.A. Dietary modulation of mitochondrial DNA deletions and copy number after chemotherapy in rats. Mutation Res. 501:29-36 (2002).